Bio
Stefan Messner
Born: 1964-12-13
Intl. since: 2001-01-01
Hometown: Graz
Country: Austria
Speaks: German, English
Occupation: Truck driver, Referee observer
Hobbies: running, family

Stefan Messner's dream was to become a professional football player until he had to stop due to many injuries. He became a referee instead and then his dream was to officiate at least in the Champions League and then at an international tournament.

career

But he never made it. International referee since 2001, he did the works: qualifiers and UEFA Cup matches up to the first knock out stage. He was a UEFA Category 3 referee and retired at 45 at the end of 2009.

nowdays

Messner is a Referee observer.
source: Heinrich Wurzer

Did you know
DREAMS

  • As a truck driver and wholesale trader and referee, Stefan Messner can't be at home very often, but when he is, he likes to be with his family (partner Michaela, son Clemens) or run half a marathon.
  • His father, also named Stefan Messner, was also a referee for many years.
  • April 2007, Messner was asked to officiate in a semi final in Moldova between rivals Zimbru Chisinau and Sheriff Tiraspol (Tiraspol is a town that officially lies in Moldova, but is also the capitol of rogue state Transnistria, run by the owner of the Sheriff football team, it's stadium and every other business there, Viktor Gushan).
Statistics
Statistics for STEFAN MESSNER
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 4 6 10
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 50 59 109
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 2 6 8
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.13 0.19 0.16
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.61 1.9 1.76
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.06 0.19 0.13

Based on 31 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR STEFAN MESSNER
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Europa League 2009 - 2010
qualifiers 1st roundHelsingborgMIKA2009-07-023 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
GermanyNorway2009-02-110 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SlovakiaGreece2003-04-302 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
1st roundNordsjællandOlympiakos2008-09-162 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2008-2009
qualifiers 1st roundBATEValur2008-07-152 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2007 - 2008
round of 32VillarrealZenit2008-02-212 - 1 8 (0-8)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundBelchatowDnipro2007-08-302 - 4 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly tournament
JapanSwitzerland2007-09-114 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwitzerlandJapan2007-09-113 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)3 (1-2)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 qualifiers
MaltaTurkey2007-09-082 - 2 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2007-2008
qualifiers 2nd roundPyunikShakhtar2007-07-310 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
group stageRapid BucurestiMlada Boleslav2006-11-231 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAtromitosSevilla FC2006-09-141 - 2 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2006-2007
qualifiers 2nd roundGoricaSteaua2006-07-260 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
group stageStrasbourgCrvena Zvezda2005-12-142 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEspanyolPalermo2005-11-241 - 1 4 (1-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundMiddlesbroughXanthi2005-09-152 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
AndorraCzech Republic2005-03-300 - 4 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
round of 32SportingFeyenoord2005-02-162 - 1 7 (4-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDinamo TbilisiSochaux2004-10-210 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundParmaMaribor2004-09-163 - 2 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Unknown
Germany u21Lithuania u212004-08-172 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
3rd roundGroclin GrodziskBordeaux2004-02-260 - 1 4 (2-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundLensGaziantepspor2003-11-271 - 3 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
1st roundLiverpoolOlimpija2003-10-153 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 qualifiers
SwedenSan Marino2003-09-065 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2003
1/2 final roundLiberecSchalke 042003-08-060 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 u21 qualifiers
Slovakia u21Turkey u212003-06-060 - 1 5 (1-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2002 - 2003
1st roundZeljeznicarMalaga2002-09-190 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersPobedaMidtjylland2002-08-152 - 0 8 (7-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2001 - 2002
qualifiersSarajevoMarítimo2001-08-230 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)